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Quetzali Watermelon

(85 days) Open-pollinated. Sweet (tested 9.7% sugars at WSU trials) with some substance. Ripens 9–12 lb fruits with dark green skin splotched with lime-green sponge prints. Even more attractive on the inside where the dense pink flesh is almost seedless! Caution: Requires a sharp knife, strong wrist and sure stroke to cut open its skin. Resists ANTH1. We cannot ship to South Carolina. PVP.
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1042A: 1/16oz for $2.00  
1042B: 1/4oz for $5.50  
1042C: 1/2oz for $9.00  
1042D: 2oz for $24.00  
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Citrullus lanatus 1 gram packet about 20 seeds, sows 7 hills; 116 oz packet, packet about 40 seeds, sows 14 hills. 1 oz=about 670 seeds.

Culture: Harvesting watermelon at proper ripeness is an art. Thumping should produce a low, hollow sound. Spread thumb and forefinger and press hard on fruit. If you feel any give, watermelon is ripe. Don’t heed the traditional advice to wait for the closest tendril to brown—that may be too late. Minimum germination temperature 60°, optimal range 75–95°, optimal temperature 90°. Emergence takes 12 days at 68°, 5 days at 77°, only 17% normal seedlings at 59°, 94% at 68°.

Diseases: ANTH: Anthracnose, F: Fusarium